Fits: 09-up Suzuki SFV650 (Gladius)
Lowers rear 1 1/8"
1. Raise the rear
of motorcycle with jack, etc., so the rear wheel is just slightly off the
ground. *(Put a thin piece of wood or cushion under the rear of the
converter/muffler on top of the jack. Be careful not to bend the
exhaust) Remove the two 17 mm socket size nuts (right side) from
the 14 mm headed bolts that hold the links to the rocker and frame. **
Note: The front mounting bolt nut can be accessed from above the
swing arm in the swing arm tunnel next to the shock with a 17 mm box end
wrench. Push the rear mounting bolt out the left side. *You
may have to lift up on the rear wheel slightly to allow the bolt to slide
out freely. After removing the rear bolt the front bolt will slide
2. Remove both stock
links and you should be ready to install the new KoubaLinks. Before
installing these links, you may want to put some grease on the stock needle
bearings inside the rocker and frame mounts.
3. Now that the
stock links are removed, install the KoubaLinks in reverse order of the
removal of the stock links, engraving and countersink go to the outside
with the lettering readable from the right side. Both links are identical.
4. After pushing
the front mounting bolt in from the left side, you will have to raise the
rear wheel/swingarm up again until the rear mounting bolt aligns with the
rocker mounting hole, then push the mounting bolt in from the left side.
Install both 17 mm socket sized nuts and torque to approx. 40 lb-ft.
5. Depending on
which KoubaLinks you have, determines how much the rear is being lowered.
Keep in mind if you lower the rear one inch etc., to maintain the same
geometry (if desired) the front would require approx. the same amount of
lowering. The GL1 links will lower the rear of the Gladius 1 1/8" using
the same rear sag as with the stock links. Do not slide the front
fork tubes up in the triple clamps more than necessary, as the fender/tire
could come in contact with the bottom of the triple clamps if bottomed.
Sliding the fork tubes up less than 1/2" is preferred. Lowering the rear
more than the front should make the bike more stable when going straite,
but also will not turn as quickly. To make it turn quicker (if desired)
the forks can be slid up in the triple clamps (maximum 1/2") and/or by
increasing the rear spring preload (lessening the sag) to raise the rear.
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